The March

Date and Time

Sunday, 6-24-18 Step Off: Noon


Step Off: 7th Avenue and 16th Street
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Out in the streets for the biggest Pride celebration in the world!

The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.

NOTE: To prepare for historic attendance and participation expected for WorldPride and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 2019, NYC Pride will be changing the route for the NYC Pride March in 2018. VIEW NEW NYC PRIDE MARCH ROUTE FOR 2018

The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. In 2017, we were joined by over 450+ unique marching contingents, representing a vast array of nonprofits, community organizations, corporate partners, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 110 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year’s March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.

2018 NYC Pride Grand Marshals:

Billie Jean King

Lambda Legal

Tyler Ford

Kenita Placide

For complete biographies and photos of this year’s Grand Marshals, visit:


Don’t miss the live broadcast of the 2018 NYC Pride March on ABC7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 24. 

Viewing The March is free and open to the public. No tickets necessary.


This year, we’ll be honoring LGBTQIA+ leaders that have made significant impacts to our community.

Our 2018 Community Heroes:

Emma González, Gun Control Activist

Victoria Cruz, Trans Activist

Tiq Milan, Journalist and Trans Activist

Ty Defoe, Two-spirit artist/performer

Young M.A, Brooklyn-based rapper

Kelsey Louie, GMHC

Glennda Testone, The Center

Tree Sequoia, Stonewall veteran and bartender

DaShawn Usher, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI)

David Cholcher, God’s Love We Deliver

Dorella Walters, God’s Love We Deliver

Brent Nicholson Earle, AIDS activist

Kaia Naadira, GNC artist, daughter of Tarana Burke

Dawn Ennis, Trans editor and writer

Luis Mancheno, Bronx Defenders

Zeke Thomas, Sexual Assault Activist

Catch this extraordinary group of leaders on the Heritage of Pride float beginning at 12pm this Sunday.



It is the responsibility of all marching contingents to ensure that their group members abide by all event rules and regulations. Before registering, please ensure that you have reviewed the March Rules, the March FAQ, and the March Refund Policy.

Changes in 2018

Please note, due to increasing demand and the ever-growing length/time of the March, we are limiting the total number of floats and vehicles in 2018. We are also asking organizations to limit the number of marchers in their contingent to a maximum of 200 members. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available to help keep your members involved in Pride; we are happy to chat with you about such options.


The seating area at The General Worth Monument – Located at 25th Street and 5th Avenue is open to invited VIP guests to enjoy the NYC Pride March. Please keep in mind that this is a non-smoking area and only guests with Grandstand Experience Package Passes will be allowed access.

This unique pass includes:

Spectacular viewing location in stadium style seating
VIP restrooms
Bites and Beverages
Live Entertainment

Purchase Passes Here

Info Services

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Accessible Seating

The seating area at St. Vincent’s Triangle Park, the location of the New York City AIDS Memorial, is open to people who require accessible seating to enjoy the NYC Pride March. There will be a tented area with accessible seating, space for wheelchairs and motorized scooters, and companion seating on the east side of the park area with a spectacular view of The March. Seating is limited, and advanced registration is required.

The entrance to this area is located at the northwest corner of the park, at Greenwich Avenue and West 12th Street. (These streets will only be accessible from the west.) Please keep in mind that St. Vincent’s Triangle Park is a non-smoking area and only persons with disabilities and their companion will be permitted in this section.

Please note that there will not be food or drinks provided. To register for accessible seating, CLICK HERE.


More Details

Official NYC Pride Hotels

Looking for a place to stay during NYC Pride? Check out all of our Official Hotel Partners for 2018. With a whole host of options ranging from thrifty to luxury accommodations, NYC Pride has an option for every budget.

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ParkWhiz is proud to be the official parking partner of NYC Pride. Book parking near all the festivities to make sure you won’t miss a minute of the fun!

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